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CollegeCommunityCareer

One Purpose, One Mission, One Dream: College

Stafford, TX   |  www.collegecommunitycareer.org
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CollegeCommunityCareer

EIN: 46-0623034


Mission

CollegeCommunityCareer fosters a college-going culture with low-income, first-generation high school students and families to create and build equity in education. We prepare students for admission to and graduation from a four-year university based on these four pillars: College Success, Leadership Development, Civic Engagement, and Career Discovery

Notes from the nonprofit

In the Houston three county area, only 34% of high school students go on to get a formal degree past high school yet 65% of our jobs in the Houston area will require a formal degree. Low income, students of color complete a formal education at far less rates and CollegeCommunityCareer is helping to rectify these statistics and give the students we serve equitable access to a college degree which they will need to be able to compete for the jobs in our area. CCC is developing an educated workforce and the leaders of tomorrow

Ruling year info

2013

Executive Director

Mrs. Kathy Rose

Main address

11104 W. Airport Blvd. #106

Stafford, TX 77477 USA

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EIN

46-0623034

Subject area info

Secondary education

Higher education

Education services

Civics for youth

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Economically disadvantaged people

Students

Adolescents

NTEE code info

Secondary/High School (B25)

Citizenship Programs, Youth Development (O54)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Students graduating with a college degree has been stagnated at 39% for the last ten years. Students of color and low income students graduate at a much lower rate. But 61% of jobs in Texas require a college education. CollegeCommunityCareer is set to change the number of college graduates among our students of color and low socio economic sector. Education is the key for these students to raise themselves out of poverty.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

College Student Program

CollegeCommunityCareer follows our students from 10th grade until they receive a bachelor's degree. This program is for our college students. The name suggests to our students that they are on track to be a college graduate and a young professional pursing their careers. We meet once a semester with students when they are home for the winter and summer breaks. During the school year, we connect with these students via social media, email, phone calls and text messages. We help students with their financial aid, coach them when they are having difficulties in their course work or room mate problems or simply being homesick. Our Young Professionals also mentor high school students in our program.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people

CollegeCommunityCareer continues to engage students during the summer. We take field trips each week during the summer to visit colleges, visit places of business to see career options as well as perform community service. We also take trips to cultural events to expose students to cultural events to show them different organizations they might support upon college graduation. In addition to field trips, we host an ACT/SAT boot camp and a College Application Boot camp for students.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Economically disadvantaged people

After school program for 10th - 12th grade students focused on College Success, Leadership Development, Career Discovery and Civic Engagement. The program works with low income, first generation students in area high schools helping them become the best college applicant possible. We also work with parents to help them understand the process and help get their financial house in order to help support their student when filing for financial aid.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescents

Each month we meet with parents and give a bilingual presentation about the college application process, financial aid and what it takes to be successful.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Awards

Good Neighbor 2023

Spring Branch ISD

T-2-4- Volunteer of the Month 2014

Spring Branch ISD

External assessments

Evaluated via the Impact Genome Project (2019)

Affiliations & memberships

Harris County Department of Ed - CASE 2019

Katz Award 2019

Texans Quarterback Award 2020

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students enrolled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

High School After School Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Student numbers reflect the number of students in high school as well as college.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Young adults

Related Program

College Student Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

College bound students and students enrolled in college that file financial aid and receive grants and scholarships as a result.

Number of high school seniors who graduate from high school on time

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents

Related Program

High School After School Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

100% of students in our program graduate from high school

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is to get more low income, first generation students of color to graduate with a bachelors degree and be employed. We want to create equity in educational opportunities for these students.

Our strategy: We begin working with students as 10th graders when they are start selecting course work that will be similar to college course. As students set a goal for themselves to get a bachelor's degree, we show students how to achieve this goal. We help students be the best college applicant possible. Determining what to major in when attending college is overwhelming, so we expose students to a huge variety of career options so they are ready to enter college with a career in mind. We also work with students on being civically engaged to be able to give back to their community. CCC is developing an educated workforce and the leaders of tomorrow

CollegeCommunityCareer has the best, dedicated staff that come from similar backgrounds to teach, embolden, empower, equip and motivate students to achieve their goal of a college education.

100% of our students have graduated from high school. 91% have gone onto college and 4% have gone into the military. Our retention rate is 72%. Our next steps are to increase our retention rates. Currently we host our program both virtually and in person for high school students and make visits to college campuses where our students attend as well as provide virtual and in person meetings. We want to have a presence on college campuses to increase our persistence rates in the future.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

3.25

Average of 2.57 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

2.5

Average of 1.4 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2023 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

14%

Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

CollegeCommunityCareer

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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CollegeCommunityCareer

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Aug 01 - Jul 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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Business model indicators

Profitability info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $5,961 $30,125 -$25,037 $105,927 -$59,265
As % of expenses 2.0% 10.0% -7.2% 32.5% -13.9%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $5,961 $30,125 -$25,037 $105,927 -$59,265
As % of expenses 2.0% 10.0% -7.2% 32.5% -13.9%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $310,548 $331,539 $287,952 $432,055 $365,998
Total revenue, % change over prior year -14.1% 6.8% -13.1% 50.0% -15.3%
Program services revenue 0.0% 2.8% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% -0.1% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.4% 0.0%
Government grants 2.2% 11.4% 9.4% 44.9% 33.0%
All other grants and contributions 97.6% 85.8% 78.3% 54.7% 67.0%
Other revenue 0.2% 0.0% 12.4% 0.0% 0.0%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $304,440 $302,129 $347,889 $326,125 $425,263
Total expenses, % change over prior year -11.5% -0.8% 15.1% -6.3% 30.4%
Personnel 60.5% 63.7% 59.8% 65.6% 63.5%
Professional fees 11.9% 8.0% 10.7% 3.3% 3.5%
Occupancy 9.4% 10.3% 12.2% 12.1% 9.1%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Pass-through 3.6% 5.1% 8.6% 0.0% 0.0%
All other expenses 14.6% 12.8% 8.7% 18.9% 24.0%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Total expenses (after depreciation) $304,440 $302,129 $347,889 $326,125 $425,263
One month of savings $25,370 $25,177 $28,991 $27,177 $35,439
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Fixed asset additions $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total full costs (estimated) $329,810 $327,306 $376,880 $353,302 $460,702

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Months of cash 0.9 3.1 0.6 5.1 2.5
Months of cash and investments 0.9 3.1 0.6 5.1 2.5
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 0.4 1.6 0.5 4.5 1.8
Balance sheet composition info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Cash $23,881 $77,382 $17,600 $138,355 $87,185
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $0 $0 $0 $200 $0
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $14,582 $14,582 $14,582 $14,582 $14,582
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 60.5% 49.4% 19.9% 13.5% 30.1%
Unrestricted net assets $10,743 $40,868 $15,831 $121,758 $62,493
Temporarily restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Total restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Total net assets $10,743 $40,868 $15,831 $121,758 $62,493

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mrs. Kathy Rose

Kathy has a Bachelor of Science in math and Spanish education from Texas A&M University, a master’s degree in business administration from the University of St. Thomas, and a post-baccalaureate certificate in college counseling from UCLA Extension. She is a professional member of IECA and CEP and attended the College Board Summer Institute at Harvard. Kathy was a mathematics teacher in Spring Branch ISD and went on to become a computer programmer and trainer with Chevron. Next she served as a development officer with the University of Houston Sugar Land and then became a major gifts officer with U of H. Kathy was the founding Houston director of College Forward and successfully launched the program into four high schools in east Harris County.Kathy founded CollegeCommunityCareer in 2012 to focus on low-income, first-generation students on the west side of the greater Houston area. She envisions the organization expanding to reach the burgeoning underserved populations in public schools

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

CollegeCommunityCareer

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Board of directors
as of 12/27/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board of directors data
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Board chair

Ms. RaChell Hunt

Harris County

Term: 2022 - 2024

Steven Bradshaw

Global Logistics Solutions

Cheryl Suter

Accountant

Raymorris Barnes

Spring Branch ISD

RaChell Hunt

City of Houston

Jacqueline Hawkins

UH Professor

Mike Day

KellerWilliams

Jennifer Small

Healthcare Admin

Karla Martinez

Spring Branch ISD

Donnie Avery

Home Builder

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/27/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/16/2019

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.